DONAVAN R. FINLEY
Born: September 20, 1983
Died: January 6, 2018
Visitation: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Funeral Service: Begins at 11:30 am
Christian Tabernacle Church, 100 S Park Street, Roselle
Interment: Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, IL
Donavan R. Finley, 34, a resident of Hoffman Estates, was born and raised in “K Town” Chicago on September 20, 1983 to Walter and Elaine (nee Davis), and passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018 in Oak Lawn. Donavan played offensive tackle (#70) for Dunbar Vocational High School in Chicago. He was a professional “gamer” and particularly excelled at football. He was a pharmaceutical technician at South Shore Hospital in Chicago then later worked in the Receiving Department at Home Depot in Chicago. He was the ultimate “jokester” and loved to make people laugh.
Donavan was engaged to Shannel Franklin, the mother of his 3 cherished children, Madison, Amora and Kaydon; fond brother of Stacy, Walter, Jr. (Sheree) and Erick and Derick; beloved uncle to Shaun; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Donavan’s name to the care of his family to assist with deferring funeral expenses.
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